Mom Charged with Child Abuse after a Bobcat Attacked Her Son

wandering bobcatCourtney Hutchins, 21, was arrested and charged with child abuse after she let her 3-year-old son get too near a bobcat exhibit at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carisbad on March 18.

Police said Hutchins acted rather too carelessly when they got too close to the enclosure. According to one witness, Hutchins, her brother, and her son crossed the barrier and were coaxing the bobcat to come close. The boy was attacked and ended up with scratches and punctures to his head, requiring 8 staples to close.

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